YouSendIt, a cloud-based collaboration platform, has announced the launch of its Windows Phone 8 app, which is presently available exclusively on Nokia’s Lumia 820 and 920 handsets. With the YouSendIt app, Nokia users can perform a variety of cloud collaboration actions from their phone. As a bonus, the app supports NFC, allowing users to share files with a quick gadget-tap.
According to the press release, the near field communication feature is available exclusively on the Lumia phones for “the next several months.” Other features include the ability to invite other users to collaborate with content via a shared folder. Files, including shared files, can be viewed and tracked by users via the app.
Users can sign files that they receive, and then send the files off again to other users. YouSendIt files can be opened in third-party applications, although the announcement doesn’t specify what these apps are. Those with enterprise authentication can manage a centralized file policy, as well, which controls the files regardless of what device they happen to be on.
Never heard of YouSendIt? The company was founded in 2004, originally functioning as a means of sending files that were too large to be attached to emails. Since then, the company has grown into a cloud-storage service with 37 million users scattered amongst 193 countries. This feature gives the service a new level of functionality, although there’s no word on when it will be available on other WP8 devices.